Teacher wants job back after telling student: ‘Go back to Mexico’

Teacher wants job back after telling student: ‘Go back to Mexico’

A Texas teacher is fighting to keep her job after she admitted to losing her temper and telling a Hispanic student to “go back to Mexico.”

Shirley Bunn, a math teacher at a middle school in Arlington, has been on paid leave since the Sept. 30 incident at Barnett Junior High School, according to a report on myFOXdfw.com.

She was handing out forms to her eighth-grade students when one of them repeatedly asked her for a form in Spanish, by saying, “I’m Mexican. I’m Mexican.”

According to documents made public in the case, the Fox station reported that Bunn told the student he could get the form in the office but he continued to argue by repeating, “I’m Mexican.”

She then blurted out, “Go back to Mexico,” the website reported.

“It was almost instantaneous. I thought, ‘God, I don’t believe that came out of my mouth,’” she told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It was a very, very hard week, the end of six weeks. It was late in the day. It was a Friday. We were on the third day of the first curriculum assessment and I knew it wasn’t going well. It was just an extremely bad day.”

Larry Shaw, a representative from the United Educators Association, told the Fox affiliate that the district should reinstate Bunn.

“This is a wonderful excellent teacher who simply made a mistake, and the administration jumped to the worst-case scenario of termination when they didn’t have to,” he said.

Independent Hearing Examiner Jess Rickman III, in a 23-page opinion issued late Wednesday, said the district failed to provide sufficient grounds to terminate Bunn, according to the Star-Telegram’s report.

Whether she’s allowed to return will be up to the School Board, the newspaper reported.

District spokeswoman Amy Casas told the Star-Telegram that the case would be presented to the School Board “at an upcoming meeting.”

Bunn, 63, told the newspaper that she was “thrilled and relieved” by the examiner’s opinion.

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Teacher wants job back after telling student: ‘Go back to Mexico’

OK, anyone that’s ever read here already knows, I don’t have a thing against a person that has come to America from another nation and seeks to become an American.

We ALL have ancestors that came here from somewhere else. America is a melting pot for people of all creeds and colors, that is what makes America great, the fact that so many have come here and become Americans!

I myself am the grandson of an immigrant. My paternal grandfather came to Texas from New Brunswick Canada back in the early 1920’s, but he came to be an AMERICAN!

If this kid wants to proclaim his Mexican birthright and heritage, I fully agree with the teacher, he needs to go back to Mexico, and STAY there.

Mexico makes no allowances for students not FROM Mexico, you speak THEIR language or you learn. Political correctness, and allowing some little troublemaker like this kid to be the reason a good teacher is NOT teaching, well, it’s just not right.

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13 Responses to Teacher wants job back after telling student: ‘Go back to Mexico’

  1. minuteman26 says:

    This country is a nation of immigrants who came here to become Americans. The little pissant shouldn’t have been in school if he couldn’t read and write English. Give the teacher her job back and send ICE to check out this kid and his family. All this PC bullshit is getting out of hand.

    • TexasBrady says:

      Living in South Texas or Northern Mexico as some people might say are well aware of the problem. I wish I had the percentage of students who are going to school in the USA (Brownsville) and go back to Mexico in the late afternoon. You would be amazed. We have so many illegal students I venture to say it is as high as 30% or higher. Calling ICE great idea should have happened years ago, but it will never HAPPEN in our lifetime. Can you just imagine how much in Taxes are being lost. Too many tree hugging liberals around here in South Texas.

  2. Rich T says:

    LMAO. I like this teacher. I agree with both you and Minuteman. Posted

  3. I’m guess that this teacher was just fed up! Likely, she’s been smarted off to along similar lines before — or else this student was “pushing the envelope” and disrupting class.

    Just sayin’.

    • TexasFred says:

      Probably why I never had ANY desire to teach kids.. I have taught, but it was to adults, weapons and tactics, search procedures, bldg and room clearing, and it was deadly serious, but in a school like this, a middle school, I would likely slap the shit out of some little delinquent.

      • Fred,
        I gave up on teaching the public school system in 1977 when I was ordered to pass the star football player, who was failing miserably and cut the mid-term exam required by the department in which I taught. I refused to pass him.

        I taught for private schools for 19 years — then bailed on that, too, when I was ordered to give particular grades to particular students so that they could get into the next level of schools.

        Working with groups of homeschoolers isn’t fulfilling financially, but I can manage to hold the line of academic standards. But even in that domain over the past few years, parents are clamoring for grades their children haven’t earned. **sigh**

  4. mrchuck says:

    the teacher is right.
    This LITTLE “PISSANT” mexican illegal really has no rights here,,and the same for the parents.
    The teacher has my support.
    If need be,,,I will go to Dallas and appear before their board and “express” my viewpoints.

  5. ng4779 says:

    Give this teacher a raise!

  6. She was right, he was wrong. Simple as that.

    How long would I last in Mexico if I decided to take up full time residence there and REFUSED to learn the language, again and again and again, in the same markets, the same stores, the same agencies, the same areas, with the same people?

    Not too damned long, I submit.

    Again, the quote from Teddy Roosevelt (because it still holds so true):

    “We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us. He shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.

    But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here.

    We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.”

    Loyalty, common sense and obeisance to the country we have chosen to adopt should become a national priority. Singing of the anthem. Saluting the flag.

    And it is not.


  7. myfoxmystere says:

    I hope this teacher gets her job back. That bean brain jackal asked for trouble when he kept insisting on getting a Spanish form from her, when she said he could get one from the office. If he had not been too lazy to get a pass to go to the office, she wouldn’t have retorted “Go back to Mexico” at him.

  8. Katie says:

    Give this teacher back her job, and force the little bastard to write (by hand) 5000 times: I am Mexican but live in the United State. I will learn English!

  9. Yo soy mexicano pero vivo en el Estado Unidos. Voy a aprender Inglés!

    Had to Katie!

  10. janijani says:

    Many students from other countries want special privileges, above and beyond, what native born American students receive. This is a problem in colleges and universities, as well as public schools. There have been foreign students at colleges who complained that they did not like seeing the American flag displayed on campus. I say, go back to your own country if you don’t like the flag here.

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